Every year brings surprises
I've been into butterfly gardening for some years now and I find that each year seems to be very different. This year I haven't seen one Pipevine and only one Polydamas. Usually the Polydamas are all over my property at this time of year. The Pipevines start later, but I've been seeing them in June the last few years. This year, nada.
On the other hand I have loads of Zebra Longwings and Eastern Blacks. If we get a severe freeze I won't see the Zebras until mid-July. This year they were around in numbers in March.
The numbers rest of the butterflies seem to be fairly normal. I'm seeing lots of Giants, Sulphurs, Fritillaries, Monarchs and Skippers. Just seeing one or two Tigers every week. They normally come around in greater numbers later in the summer.
How about you guys? I bet there are unusual things happening in your garden also.